Gokarna Travel Guide

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Gokarna Things to Do

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    by gonzo747 Updated Mar 12, 2007

    The sunsets at Gokarna are absolutely amazing. I preferred the sunset at main beach because the sun sets in the middle of the ocean there.

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    by gonzo747 Updated Mar 12, 2007

    There are about 5 different beaches at the Gokarna area. It's a good idea to walk between them. Signs warned you not to walk between the beaches at night because muggings have occured. During the day it's not dangerous though.
    At the town there is main beach. A very long beach. If you go over the hill on your left you'll get to Kudlee beach (20 minutes walk) from kudlee beach it's another 20 minutes walk to Om beach; This was as far as I went but you can go further to Half moon beach which is a 30 minute walk from Om beach and then there is also paradise beach (another 30 minute walk)

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    by gonzo747 Updated Mar 12, 2007

    Gokarna town has a very nice vibe. Many pilgrims come here. It has a funny mix of hindoe pilgrims and hippies.
    There are many souvenir stalls, which are a lot cheaper than in Goa and the hassle is less as well.
    There are many smaller streets which are very nice to walk through.

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Gokarna Restaurants

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    by lotharscheer Updated Dec 13, 2013

    One of the best restaurants on Gokarna town is the Prema restaurant.
    South Indian vegetarian food, salad, humus and pasta.
    On the main road past the temple almost at the beach.

    Favorite Dish: Masala Dosa

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    by lotharscheer Written Dec 11, 2013

    One of the best restaurants on Gokarna beach is the Suria Cafe.
    North Indian curry's, fish, good salads and Thai food.
    From Gokarna town about 1 km north on the beach, before Shiva Shanti guest house.

    Favorite Dish: Bindi Masala and Naan

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Gokarna Transportation

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    by lotharscheer Updated Dec 3, 2013

    There is only one train per day from Mumbai via Margao and arriving very early in the morning and going on to Mangalore, Gokarna to Margao at 11 am and 6.35 pm (that contiues to Mumbai, to Bangalore at 3.10 pm and to Mangalore at 3.20 pm, the station is 9 km from the center. There are several trains per Day from Mumbai to Margao and 2 trains per week from Chennai, also trains from Bangalore, Kochi...
    There is a direct bus from Margao at 1 pm (in 8.15 am back), 4 jours 112 Rupies, otherwise change in Kawar.
    Frequent buses to Karwar, 2 buses per day to Bangalore 1 to Mysore, buses to Mangalore.
    Closest airport is Goa.

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    Boats at main beach

    by gonzo747 Updated Mar 12, 2007

    If you don't fancy walking from one beach to another, you can talk to the boatmen at the beach to take you there. You'll have to haggle for the price. One time I paid 80 then 100. It depends a bit with how many people you are.

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    by gonzo747 Updated Mar 12, 2007

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    Trains to Gokarna stop at Gokarna road trainstation.
    This is still very far from the town itself. You can take a taxi or a rikshaw from the trainstation.
    Or you can walk down the dirtroad; when you get to the concrete road there is a busstop where you can take a cheap bus to town.

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